Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Angela Shorter
BS Early Childhood Education, Birmingham-Southern College
MA Early Childhood Education, UAB
National Board Certification Early Childhood Generalist 2010
National Board Certification Early Childhood Generalist renewed 2019
1993-2006 Vincent Elementary, Shelby Co. Board of Ed.
2006-2016 Paine Primary, TCS
2016-Present Cahaba Elementary, TCS
During my 28 year teaching career, I have developed a love for science and writing. This passion has allowed me many exciting opportunities. I have had the pleasure of presenting nationally for NSTA (National Science Teacher's Association) on three occasions. I've written and published the cover article for Science and Children magazine. In a collaborative project with the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, I was able to implement a field trip that I designed for schools throughout the state of Alabama and help train the docents to guide schools through the gardens utilizing my field trip plan. To date, it is the most requested field trip for BBG. I have trained teachers both locally and statewide in implementing the Next Generation Science standards with a focus on an integrated curriculum; and trained teachers on applying the Lucy Calkins writing workshop approach in an Early Childhood classroom. This year, I will be using my skills to teach remote kindergarten students at Cahaba. Being able to share my passion and love for learning to help other teachers grow in their careers is my greatest joy-"Growing minds to be lifelong learners".